Oswin Benjamin - Black & Blue lyrics

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Oswin Benjamin - Black & Blue lyrics

[Verse 1: Tamy Stevens] I won't apologize for the type of man that you are I won't make edits, forget it, you're a child of God You've been imprisoned within, deep in your own heart And the battle you in leaving you with some scars Why are you the recipient of what you can't discard? When they gone look past your coloring and see who you are? We all human and we do make some bad decisions They can pretend all they want but there will be an admission We still bitter as winter with no fire to sit with Still question God's love as if he'd cеase to give it 'Cause thеy treat us like diseases, let's just keep it trill We gon' always be ni**as to them, let's just being real Our pockets is fat with all the things that we need to heal And tryna cover up hurt will eventually kill If sipping on purp' won’t do it, than neither will pills So now we leaning might as well lean on what won't yield Can't stand on sand, and thuggin' is not shield Standing on blocks, selling rock, tryna provide a meal So now you throw up yo hands like, what I'm supposed to do? If I can't trust in the system or lean on my crew If I carry this weapon, they gon' carry my corpse But if I carry I probably end up standing in court Pleading a case for murder charge that I didn't do Walking these streets being black, contending with blue [Chorus] Said I'm Black in a white world And I'm feeling blue What's the point if I'm always seen as a threat to you? Walking these streets being black, contending with blue Walking these streets being black, contending with blue Oh [Verse 2: Oswin Benjamin] It's hard to see salvation in my shade Find praise in my pigment and the blessing in my Black The coil in my follicle do attract the bull sh*t leaving a bullseye on my back Making efforts to hide what I'm feeling The black that I carry is an offense that can land me life in a prison The black inside of your holster done held me hostage for living And tainted images call me a thug instead of a victim, it get heavy 'Fore we learn to walk, we war ready Before we see degrees, we morgue ready Suiting up to ball or see the judge We were born court ready Glass talking, inmate call ready We done lost our fathers to the tactics Night sticks and badges Then laughed at in events of their absence Innocence was traded for the narrative established Getting backlash since the days of back lashes, hmm What I gotta do to make it home? I just pray I see my wife again How many 3/5th's make a whole (No-one knows) Looking for the the Lord through the midst of ordeal Looking for appeals only turned us to the pills What we 'pose to do? White lies and false truths, velcro to my hue Walking these streets being black, contending with blue [Chorus] Said I'm Black in a white world And I'm feeling blue What's the point if I'm always seen as a threat to you? Walking these streets being black, contending with blue Walking these streets being black, contending with blue Oh